SMR fulgte høringen da Kina ble gransket av FN om tortur. Det er viktig at vi støtter kinesiske forskeres deltakelse på slike høringer, sier Cecilie Figenschou Bakke, leder av Kina-programmet.
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NORDEM is sending one long-term observer and two short-term observers to the European Union’s election observation mission (EOM) to Uganda.
- Dessverre så vi fortsatt drap, angrep og trusler mot journalister gjennom hele 2015. Generelt fikk ytringsfriheten i Europa dårligere kår, uttalte Dunja Mijatovic, representanten for mediefrihet i Organisasjonen for sikkerhet og samarbeid i Europa (OSSE) i et nylig intervju med Politico.
Mijatovic gjester Norge 18. januar når utenriksminister Børge Brende lanserer Regjeringens strategi for fremme av ytringsfrihet og uavhengige medier i Norges utenriks- og utviklingspolitikk.
"The opportunity to work with, train and advise military, police, governmental partners, civil society and civilians, all involved in the fight against sexual violence in Congo, is amazing." says Dominique Vidale-Plaza, who started her assignment as Woman Protection Advisor in the UN peacekeeping mission (MONUSCO) in DR Congo this autumn.
Election observers from NORDEM and other focal points started a three-day LTO-training facilitated by highly experienced election observation experts.
NORDEM's seconded election expert to International IDEAs Africa programme, Mette Bakken, has written a new International IDEA Policy Paper on how to increase youth participation in electoral processes -new roles for African electoral management bodies.
Following an invitation from the Tanzanian government, the EU deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the general elections held on 25 October 2015. NORDEM sent three short term observers and one long term observer to this EOM.
They are coming from as different education systems as Myanmar, India and US: We spoke to three of the 20 participants at the Advanced Course on the Human Right to Education held by the Norwegian Center for Human Rights (NCHR) academy in Oslo last week.
One short term observer participated in the EUs observation of the Presidential elections, Senate and Deputy elections and the 2nd round of the local elections in Haiti on 25 October 2015.
NCHR offers scholarships to two Indonesian students for studying at the inter-diciplinary Master Programme The Theory and Practice of Human Rights. The scholarships are intended to cover all living costs for two years. It is now possible to apply for the study period that starts mid-2016.
A total number of 33 NORDEM election observers are currently taking part in the Election Observation Mission (EOM) of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Ukraine. On 25 October local elections will be held throughout the country.
Two long term and four short term observers participated in the OSCE/ODIHR's observation of the presidential elections in Belarus on 11 October.
NORDEM sent one short term election observer to the EUs observation of the presidential elections in Guinea on 11 October.
- I would like to use what I have learned to improve the situation in my country for people who are disadvantaged, says Zhang Shuai (24).
As one of the two first students under the new agreement between Oslo University Law School and Renmin University, Zhang Shui studied four months at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights in the fall of 2014.
Dr. Sun Meng works as an Associate Professor at the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), one of the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NCHR) main partners in China.
Her research area is human rights mechanisms, focusing especially on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
In 2014, Anne Christine Lie from University of Oslo and Kristian Espelid from University of Bergen completed their MA thesis with outstanding results.
From 21-23 September NORDEM held a training in applied human rights work for its own roster members and secondees and NORDEM’s partner organizations.
EU has deployed an Election Observation Mission to observer the General Elections in Myanmar scehduled for 8 November. NORDEM has sent one longterm observer and will send three short term observers.
A total of 15 previous and current NORDEM secondees in the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) met with newly appointed State Secretary Tore Hattrem and other high level representatives of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry in Oslo in late September. One and a half year after the mission was deployed, the situation on the ground in Eastern Ukraine is still highly volatile, although one month with fewer breaches of the Minsk peace agreement provides hope and a window of opportunity.
After over 10 years on assignments for NORDEM, the last 6 years providing capacity building in Kosovo, Siv-Katrine Leirtrø comes back to Norway with an impressive record as NORDEM's most experienced secondee.
OSCE/ODIHR has deployed a Limited Election Observation Mission (LEOM) to observe Turkey’s early parliamentary elections scheduled for 1 November. NORDEM has sent two experienced long-term observers to this mission.
The delegation from Nepal was dissapointed with the low turnout. "At least 90 % should have voted" said the delegation from Nepal in an interview with NRK.
NORDEM is sending two long-term and four short-term observers to the Presidential elections in Belarus which are to be held on 11 October 2015.
The NCHR Academy of Human Rights has launched the 2015 Introductory Course in International Human Rights for a group of students with an international flair.
One of the objectives of the NORDEM Study Programme is to enable the participants to make their own assessment of the Norwegian electoral process.
The participants are from Kenya, Mozambique, Sri Lanka and Nepal and represent national election commissions, parliamentary committees and civil society organizations in their respective countries.